Atlanta Cub Scouts Honor Vets

Atlanta Cub Scouts Honor Vets

Cub Scout Pack 1818, based at the Marcus Jewish Community Center, honored veterans Sunday, Nov. 13, with a service project and flag retirement ceremony at the Dunwoody Nature Center.

Joined by Jewish veterans and Dunwoody City Council member Jim Riticher, the first- to fifth-graders in the pack assembled comfort packages for patients at the VA hospital in Decatur.

A donation from the Hebrew Order of David helped pay for the toiletries and other items in the comfort packages.

A couple of worn-out American flags then were retired with a traditional ceremony that included the singing of the national anthem. The formal ceremony involved cutting the flag into four pieces, then burning it into unrecognizable ashes.

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